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Safety codes

Codes for a range of safety disciplines used to keep the public safe in the places they live, work and play.

Introduction

Municipal Affairs administers the Safety Codes Act, which establishes a legislative framework for the development of safety codes and the delivery of safety codes services for municipalities, industry and the public in Alberta.

Municipal Affairs is supported by the Safety Codes Council, which makes recommendations on public safety to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and accredits municipalities, corporations and agencies to deliver inspection, permitting and enforcement services as well as train and certify safety codes officers. Municipal Affairs is also supported by the Alberta Boilers Safety Association to administer the pressure vessel discipline and the Alberta Elevating Devices and Amusement Rides Safety Association to administer elevating devices, amusement rides and passenger ropeways.

Safety codes system

The safety codes system includes the development, interpretation and enforcement of safety codes under the Safety Codes Act, which establishes codes, standards, and administrative processes in 10 disciplines:

  • building (including energy efficiency in buildings and accessibility)
  • fire
  • plumbing
  • gas
  • electrical
  • elevators
  • amusement rides
  • passenger ropeways (such as ski lifts)
  • pressure equipment
  • private sewage disposal systems

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Legislation

Safety Codes Act

Contact

For questions about safety codes, see Safety codes – Contact options.

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